lux·​u·​ri·​ous | \ (ˌ)ləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce luxurious (audio) , (ˌ)lək-ˈshu̇r- \

Definition of luxurious

1 : characterized by opulence, sumptuousness, or rich abundance : of, relating to, or marked by luxury luxurious accommodations
2 : pleasure loving : fond of luxury or self-indulgence luxurious tastes luxurious feeling
3 : of the finest and richest kind luxurious cashmeres a luxurious chocolate sauce

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Other Words from luxurious

luxuriously adverb
luxuriousness noun

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sensuous, sensual, luxurious, voluptuous mean relating to or providing pleasure through gratification of the senses. sensuous implies gratification of the senses for the sake of aesthetic pleasure. the sensuous delights of great music sensual tends to imply the gratification of the senses or the indulgence of the physical appetites as ends in themselves. a life devoted to sensual pleasures luxurious suggests the indulgence of sensuous pleasure inducing bodily ease and languor. a luxurious hotel voluptuous implies more strongly an abandonment especially to sensual pleasure. a voluptuous feast

Examples of luxurious in a Sentence

one of the country's most luxurious resorts a store that caters to the luxurious tastes of the rich
Recent Examples on the Web That blow, coupled with a loss in revenue because of the closure of such destinations as the park’s two luxurious inns, upends the finances of the autonomous federal agency, which is required by Congress to be self-sufficient. John King,, "SF’s Presidio cutting 20% of staff because of economic blow from the coronavirus," 23 Apr. 2020 The empty hours stretching in front of me every morning were unusual, luxurious, and a little scary. Kristina Rostorotsky,, "I Was Put On Bed Rest During My Pregnancy, Then Coronavirus Happened," 27 Mar. 2020 The new Rams are the most capable and luxurious pickups in their class. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Fiat Chrysler worker in Sterling Heights marks first known positive test in Michigan plant," 18 Mar. 2020 Second, some of Puerto Rico’s most gorgeous and luxurious destinations are on the north coast, near San Juan, and thus out of the earthquake danger zone. Danielle Stein Chizzik, Town & Country, "The Best Room At... Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve," 27 Feb. 2020 Mimaru Akasaka is a stylish and luxurious option that's a four-minute walk from Akasaka Station. Anna Chittenden, Condé Nast Traveler, "Where to Stay in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics," 30 Jan. 2020 The rapper touched down in the United Arab Emirates to perform for the White Dubai festival, with garb that was luxurious and comfortable to the core. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Kendall Jenner, A$AP Ferg, and More," 11 Jan. 2020 Famed for his expressive, textural approach in the kitchen, Bottura, who is opening a luxurious inn in the neighboring countryside this spring, often channels jazz or artistic references on the plate. Harper's BAZAAR, "Daniel Humm & Givenchy," 9 Apr. 2019 One of the most loved resorts in the Maldives, Soneva Fushi has an astounding nine-bedroom Private Reserve that’s like the world’s most luxurious treehouse. Katie Lockhart, Travel + Leisure, "9 Incredible Private Villas in the Maldives That Hardly Seem Real," 26 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of luxurious

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 4

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The first known use of luxurious was in the 14th century

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19 May 2020

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“Luxurious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of luxurious

: very comfortable and expensive : richly appealing
: feeling or showing a desire for expensive things


lux·​u·​ri·​ous | \ ˌləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce luxurious (audio) , ˌlək-ˈshu̇r- \

Kids Definition of luxurious

1 : very fine and comfortable : having an appealing rich quality a luxurious home
2 : feeling or showing a desire for fine and expensive things He has luxurious tastes.

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luxuriously adverb

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